Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is optimistic about signing a contract extension before the start of the 2017 season.
Chancellor is entering the final year of his current deal.
"I think it's been positive on both ends," Chancellor said Monday. "Hopefully, it'll get done any time now. Both sides have been very productive working together and just waiting to see what's happening."
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is also entertaining positive thoughts on Chancellor's contract situation.
"We have looked long and hard at that," Carroll said Sunday. "There is a lot of real positive stuff coming. We aren't quite there yet, but I think it's nothing but positive stuff. Hopefully, we will be able to get stuff done soon."
Chancellor held out for all of training camp and the first two games of the 2015 season as he hoped to get his contract renegotiated at that point. However, the Seahawks held firm with their stance of not wanting to set a precedent of ripping up contracts with three years remaining on the books.
The 29-year-old Chancellor returned to the team and has played out the remainder of his current deal since.
Chancellor had 85 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games last season.
As for how long he'd continue to play, Chancellor kept an open mind.
"As long as the wheels let me," Chancellor said. "Until the wheels fall off. I can't really put a time frame on how long I want to play. However long my body holds up. However long the Lord allows me to. It's never up to me.
"I love this team. They gave me the first opportunity, the only opportunity. And I would love to retire here."